The green movement is real. Ask around and see if people you know think recycled paper is a good idea, and you’ll find that they do. In fact, it’s a great idea! Here are five reasons why your next business printing job should be on recycled paper.
1. You are Supporting Your Company’s Sustainability Program (Please Your Boss)
Looking for a way to bring your print jobs in line with your company’s sustainability program? Using recycled paper in place of traditional paper stock helps you reach those goals: all you do is make the choice!
And for companies who want their everyday operational choices to match what the boardroom has envisioned for a sustainable business, choosing recycled products makes sense every way you look at it.
Even the government has detailed policies on strategic sustainability. They are committed to lessening their impact on the earth by doing what they can to reduce waste.
…the agency utilizes only recycle paper for its printing and copying, and continues to recycle as many consumable products as possible.
2. Sustainability is a Very Hot Topic
Putting environmentally responsible practices into place throughout your company make for a culture of sustainability. And everyone knows these days that an enlightened business culture makes for a better workplace.
And did you know that the United States is doing an impressive job with “paper recovery”? That’s the rate at which paper is recovered and recycled for new uses in industry and for export. In 1991, that rate was at just 33.5%. Now, it’s at 66.8%.*
3. You’re Partnering with the Best
We know that sustainability makes the world a better place, so we offer our customers the option to print their business projects on recycled paper. And in turn, we stand by our environmental initiatives by attempting to be as green as possible at every juncture.
That’s why you’ll be glad to know that when you come to us for a print job, you’ll be working with an FSC® certified commercial printing company. We’ve met the high standards set by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which looks at how we handle every single manufacturing step during the printing process.
Want to know more? Read our Environmental Printing Mission Statement.
4. Show Your Customers You Care About the Planet
The tiny statement found on the back of each piece asserting that it was printed on recycled paper lets everyone know your company cares about the environment. From corporate collateral to direct mail pieces, your customers and prospects will see that your company stands behind its mission of environmental responsibility.
5. Tie it in With Internal Sustainability Initiatives
Using recycled paper for printing jobs destined for internal circulation lets your employees know they work for a green company, too. Tie it all in for Earth Day, for example, using our green printing services for posters to highlight the importance of maintaining a sustainable culture at work.
Better yet, print all your internal break room posters on recycled paper. Safety posters, company announcements, guidelines… all these can further your sustainability initiatives when you have them printed on environmentally friendly paper.
Your sustainability efforts should include every piece of paper you use. Don’t think it is just for letterhead and envelopes. Consider recycled paper for all of these items.
- Purchase orders
- Business cards
From pleasing your boss to pleasing your customers to pleasing your employees, there are so many good reasons to go green with your printing job – and we can help!
*Source: American Forest & Paper Association http://www.afandpa.org/